Spain, March 1964: Quico is a very naughty child of three belonging to a wealthy middle-class family. Since Cristina's birth, he feels he has lost the privileged position of "prince" of the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lolo García ...
Quico
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Mamá (Mercedes)
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Papá (Pablo) (as Hector Alterio)
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Vítora
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Domi
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Emilio
Queta Claver ...
Tía Cuqui
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Señora con pieles
Eugenio Chacón ...
Juan
Beatriz Díez ...
Cris (as Beatriz Diez)
Regina Navarro ...
Merche
Agustín Navarro ...
Marcos
Walter Morf ...
Pablo
Marcos von Wachten ...
Repartidor
José Pagán
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Spain, March 1964: Quico is a very naughty child of three belonging to a wealthy middle-class family. Since Cristina's birth, he feels he has lost the privileged position of "prince" of the house for his eight months old sister. So, with his brother Juan, who is eight years old and is quite disobedient, spend their time committing prank after prank, causing the resulting anger of his mother, the nanny and the old housemaid. The rest of the family members are two much older brothers, his resigned mother and a retrograde father of authoritarian ideas. But many years have passed, and the civil war that won the despot Don Pablo is simply for their children "Dad's war". Written by jsanchez

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19 September 1977 (Spain)  »

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Some will find it boring, some will find it fascinating
18 January 2005 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Based on a novel by one of the greater Spanish writers of the XX century (Miguel Delibes), "La Guerra de Papá" (Dad's War) tells the story of a typical day for a 3-year-old boy in 1964. The little boy, played by Lolo García, spends his day running around playing with his 5-year-old brother and interacting with the adults in the household (mother, servants...). Through his innocent eyes we see a portrait of Spanish society in the 60's (with its many conflicts and contradictions). The film is also a very good character study of the adults and of the boy himself, who feels jealous because he is no longer the youngest child in the house, since he has a 1-year-old sister.


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